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Health Information in American Sign Language & More

Posted by on November 13th, 2017 0 comments

The Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information page from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers reliable links to help health professionals learn how to serve culturally diverse populations.  The page covers topics like: Cultural competency Health literacy Limited English proficiency Data related to minority health and health disparities Funding opportunities related to minority health and health… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Health Professionals, K-12, Outreach

Oct

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One Health Day

Posted by on October 30th, 2017 0 comments

International One Health Day is celebrated every year on November 3. The goal of One Health Day is to build the cultural will necessary to see change in how planetary health challenges are assessed and addressed. One Health Day will bring global attention to the need for One Health interactions and allow the world to ‘see them in action’.  The One… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Professionals, K-12, Outreach, Public Health

Oct

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Upcoming HHS Live Event Webcast

Posted by on October 23rd, 2017 0 comments

Watch the live webcast of Hidden Casualties:The Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic on the Spread of Infectious Disease on October 23, from 10:00-11:30 am ET at https://www.hhs.gov/LIVE. This presentation will provide an overview on how the opioid epidemic has led to increases in opioid use disorders, injection drug use, overdose deaths, and infectious diseases. Speakers include: Don Wright,… Read More »

Posted in: Health Professionals, Outreach

Oct

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Funding up to $15,000 now available – Due December 1

Posted by on October 19th, 2017 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is pleased to announce a new round of funding for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Are you ready to start health outreach but need technology to do so? Do you want to print Libraries Transform materials… Read More »

Posted in: @ the RML, Consumer Health, Funding, Outreach, Technology and Libraries

Sep

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Libraries Transform: New Health Literacy Toolkit

Posted by on September 21st, 2017 0 comments

NNLM and ALA have partnered through the Libraries Transform campaign to create a new Health Literacy Toolkit. The Toolkit contains key messages, data, and marketing materials to promote health literacy at your library. Watch the webinar introducing the toolkit. Join the Libraries Transform campaign to download posters, postcards, bookmarks and other materials, get key messages… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Funding, Outreach

Sep

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New NNLM MAR Health Professions Coordinator

Posted by on September 20th, 2017 0 comments

On September 18, Erin Seger joined the staff of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, as Health Professions Coordinator. Erin has a B.S. in Community Health Education from University of Wisconsin- La Crosse and a newly awarded Master’s in Public Health from University of Illinois- Chicago. She has been a Certified Health Education… Read More »

Posted in: @ the RML, Health Professionals, Outreach, Public Health

Aug

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Upcoming Twitter Chat on Opioid Use Disorder

Posted by on August 31st, 2017 0 comments

September is National Recovery Month. Join the National Library of Medicine, Outreach and Special Populations Branch (@NLM_OSP) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (@ASAMorg) for a Twitter chat on September 20 from 2-3PM, EST. Learn how stigma against opioid use disorder can impact prevention, treatment, and recovery by following #OpioidAwareChat. #OpioidAwareChat: Discuss the Impact… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Health Professionals, News from NLM/NIH, Outreach, Public Health, Technology

Aug

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Health Information Resources for Disaster Relief and Preparedness

Posted by on August 29th, 2017 0 comments

With the impact of Hurricane Harvey, many of us are thinking about what might happen if such a disaster were to affect our communities. We plan for the day-to-day operations of our institutions, but many organizations do not have a plan in place for events that may negatively impact their entire community, city, or state…. Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, Education, Health Professionals, Outreach, Public Health

Aug

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Gearing Up for National Preparedness Month

Posted by on August 24th, 2017 1 comment

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is just around the corner, starting September 1. Here are some tips from the Ready Campaign to help kick off your planning for the month of September. “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” We can all take action to prepare. This year’s themes focus on the NPM goal to increase the… Read More »

Posted in: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, Education, K-12, Outreach, Public Health

Aug

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Immunization Resources in Multiple Languages

Posted by on August 22nd, 2017 0 comments

From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch: August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and public health professionals often need resources to educate individuals who may have limited English proficiency about the importance of receiving vaccinations for themselves and their children. Check MedlinePlus for resources on immunizations and childhood immunizations in both English and Spanish. Also… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Health Professionals, Outreach

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